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Past social trauma is encoded by a population of stress/threat-responsive brain cells that become hyperactivated during subsequent interaction with non-threatening social targets. As a...

MIT neuroscientists have discovered that the adult brain contains millions of “silent synapses”—immature connections between neurons that remain inactive until they’re recruited to help...

Alzheimer’s disease can remain undetected until it is too late to treat. Large-scale screening programs could help to detect early-stage disease, but current diagnostic...

A new, single-dose, oral treatment for sleeping sickness is as effective as current treatments and could be a key factor in eliminating disease transmission...

At the international level of sports, even the smallest advantage can take an athlete from being a mere participant to a podium finisher. Consequently,...

Two studies comparing injections commonly used to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis found that corticosteroid injections were associated with the progression of the...

Researchers have developed a deep learning model that uses a single chest X-ray to predict the 10-year risk of death from a heart attack...

Pregnant women living in U.S. states where cannabis is legal must be screened for the drug, for the health of both mother and baby....

Eating a plant-based diet rich in healthy plant foods—such as whole grains, vegetables, and legumes—and low in unhealthy plant foods—including refined grains, fruit juices,...

In cannabis trials against pain, people who take placebos report feeling largely the same level of pain relief as those who consume the active...